We're getting a list together of the gifts we want to bring back to various people when we go on our trip and just want to go over the list with the forum. I've done a bit of searching and got a few good ideas. We really want to bring back gifts that are representative of the regions we visit or at least traditional, and are looking at expensive gifts for people that are dear to us and inexpensive ones for casual friends. Here's some of the ideas we've put together:
Venice: Dear - Murano glass, coral Jewelery, traditional masks
Cheap - glass baubles, toy gondolas
Verona: Anything traditional that you can think of? Perhaps something related to the Opera festival? Romeo and Juliette souvineers for the cheapies?
Milan: Dear - Name brand clothing, shoes (we'll be getting all the sizes before we go
Cheap - odds and sods
Florence: Dear - Leather purses, wallets, and gloves; wine, although probably too bulky
Cheap - leather bracelets, corkscrews; any other wine related ideas?
Vatican: Saints medallions (part of the family is Portuguese Catholic, so they should be easy to buy for)
We're drawing blank on gifts for Rome and Sorrento for traditional and representative gifts. I read a good suggestion for picking up Limoncello in the duty free zone on the way home, but would still like to pick something up in Sorrento itself. I'm also wary of buying too many food items, but dried pasta and cheeses were also mentioned.
It goes without saying that many bells, key-chains, and paperweights with city names will be bought but we we're just wondering if anyone could think of more representative gifts.